Gator Bites 2018-19

Info from SC's first EL Education High School #WeAreCREW

Gator Bites for the Week of November 4, 2018

What to expect of Gator Bites

We will use this digital platform this year to communicate current and upcoming events and information for all stakeholders interested in River Bluff High School. We will post and send out each week to communicate with you. Go Gators!

River Bluff's Mission (Purpose)

Support students and teachers and all whom they influence collectively in their pursuit of excellence within a collaborative learning culture engaged in graduating citizen scholars committed to“building a better world”.

River Bluff's Vision (Direction)

To create a community of learners where passionate educators and students are collectively challenged within a flexible environment to see personal achievement thrive, through character, leadership and growth mindset while contributing to both a local and global society.

River Bluff's Core Values (HOS): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.

Gators of the Week: Women's Tennis plays for Lower State Championship

Work hard. Come out to the River Bluff Tennis Complex for Monday's Lower State Championship vs. Wando High School. River Bluff attempts to win two in a row vs. the Warriors.

Gators of the Week: German Students Take Learning to Deerfield Elementary

Get smart: The German 4 students went to Deerfield Elementary to work with the German immersion program this past week. They told the story of St. Martin and assisted the elementary students in making Lanterns. We also taught them two songs. We will have a Lantern Parade with them at Deerfield Elementary on Monday Nov 14 if you would like to join us! It’s been so exciting seeing our program and the immersion program work together! Our River Bluff students interacted with over 60 immersion students kindergarten thru third grade.

Gators of the Week: History Walks by CREWs

Do good. In a unique learning experience sponsored by Mr. Burgess's CREW, history walks occurred on campus detailing the history of our campus dating back generations. What a tribute to our students learning from one another.

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Make Up Picture Day

Monday, Nov. 5th, 8:15am-2:30pm


Gator Forum

Monday, Nov. 5th, 3:45-4:30pm

RBHS Learning Commons

Junior 101

Monday, Nov. 5th, 6-8pm


We were thrilled to see so many of you last night at the College Fair and we are looking forward to seeing you again at Junior 101 Night next Monday, November 5th at 6:00pm in the RBHS PAC.

We will be going over important dates, graduation requirements, college admissions requirements, scholarships to prepare for, dual enrollment opportunities, and reminders on selecting courses for your senior year. This meeting will cover information all juniors and their parents should know going into their IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) meetings which will start after November 12th.

We encourage students and parents to attend together so everyone can hear the same information at the same time.

If you will be attending and require a language interpreter, contact the Counseling & Advisement Office as soon as possible so we can make arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you next Monday. Plan to arrive between 5:30-6 to be able to pick up a copy of your transcript from your counselor.

Election Day - No School

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 8:15am-3:45pm


Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, Nov. 9th, 9am-12pm


All students will participate in this annual event with collaboration from fine arts and the Center for Law and Global Policy Development.

High in Plain Sight - Tall Cop Event

Monday, Nov. 12th, 6-8pm


PTSO is hosting the High in Plain Sight/Tall Cop Event Monday, November 12th @ 6:0pm at the PAC at RBHS. This evening will be extremely informative and a great opportunity to learn about alcohol and drug trends, locally. This nationally recognized expert will provide us information to help keep our students safe and help start conversations about alcohol and drugs with you students. This is a parent/adult event, only. We look forward to seeing you Monday, November 12th @ 6pm.
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Dr. Clamp is 2019 NASSP National Principal of the Year

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Linsy Dooley - RBHS Teacher of the Year

Robotics Begin at RBHS

What was your breakthrough this week?

Get your Yuda Bands

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Great Article on Learning Experiences

Signing Out Procedures

A reminder to parents regarding signing students out during the school day. Someone from the student's sign out sheet must come in and show ID to dismiss a child. We do not accept phone calls or emails for dismissal. You can come in on Monday to sign your child out during the week but only up until Friday of the same week. Also, if you are dismissing your child during ILT, then it is helpful to have made arrangements with the student ahead of time. We appreciate your help to assist in making this process efficient.

Counseling and Advisement Assignments for Students

Counseling and Advisement Team

The Counseling & Advisement team is working towards a more intentionally focused program to provide students with the best support. Rather than counselors having students in all grade levels (9-12), we are realigning to be able to more appropriately serve students’ transitional needs at the different levels. This realignment will also more closely mirror our CREW design allowing students to stay with their school counselor their 9th and 10th grade years and then have another counselor their 11th and 12th grade years.

Traveling students OCP, CC2, & CC3 students (including all students who attend LTC or other high schools)

Marci Newman (803)-821-0718

Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler (803)-821-0740

Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson (803)-821-0739

Secretary Carole Farrar (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . (803) 821-0711

Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Shenita Chapman (803) 821-0733

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!